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China’s Tibetan Buddhists live in fear after immolations

A Tibetan lama in southwest China dodges questions about a wave of self-immolations in the region, saying his monks are forbidden even to speak about the protests against religious repression. Standing under the new roof of the Buddhist monastery’s main hall, the maroon-clad monk nervously fingers his prayer beads as…

Tibetan nun self-immolates in China: rights group

BEIJING — A Tibetan nun died after setting herself on fire in southwest China, the first woman known to have self-immolated in the region, the Free Tibet campaign group said. Free Tibet said Tenzin Wangmo, 20, called for religious freedom in Tibet and for the return of the Dalai Lama…